Spring: March through May
After a chilly winter, spring begins to bring warmer temperatures throughout Poland. In March, the precipitation increases too, in the form of cool rains and snow. If you visit in March, the ski season will still be running in Zakopone, with temperatures still quite coo, ranging from the upper 30s to mid-40s, depending on your destination. In April, temperatures continue to rise and by the end of the month, it’s likely to be especially pleasant. In southern Poland, spring rain is common, but the rest of the country will be relatively dry. While the snowmelt and increasing rainfall can making hiking a challenge in the south, including the trek to Morskie Oko, cities like Poznan, Gdansk, Wroclaw will be recovering from a long cold, winter and will be drier than summer, making this a great month to explore some of the top travel spots before the big crowds, heat and storms of summer arrive. May is one of the best months to visit Poland, with lots of sun and temperatures especially pleasant, climbing into the upper 60s in many places, and you’ll miss those summer rains too. This is a great time to visit Wroclaw, Krakow and Gdansk before the hordes of tourist arrive.
If you plan to visit Poland in the spring, be sure to toss a rain jacket into your suitcase and then carry it around with you in a small backpack while you’re there, just in case those showers arrive. For those who want to hike, be sure to bring waterproof hiking shoes too.